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Birth of the Renaissance Human — An Elegant Revolution

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Birth of the Renaissance Human — An Elegant Revolution

In late 2009 a two-year health and personal crisis began for me — surgery for cancer, life-threatening staph infections, the death of my mother after a long bout with Alzheimer’s, double hip replacement, stepping down from the CEO job of a visionary organization I helped to found, and the dissolution of my marriage. It was a sobering and sometimes frightening journey. But once my recovery was assured, a new spirit began to emerge in me to express my creative side again. I embraced singing and dancing with a renewed passion, I became an...

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6 Reasons Kindness Matters in Work and in Life

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

6 Reasons Kindness Matters in Work and in Life

I’m sitting in my study on a glorious almost-summer morning. The coastal fog is still swirling in its morning dance with the sun. “Who will win today?”, they seem to say as they challenge each other daily (I’m rooting for the sun!). My heart is full from the beauty I see from this hillside home perched high above the San Francisco Bay. I am so grateful for my life, and now I want to be kind today. I want to be compassionate. With myself. With friends. With the woman three thousand miles away who has become so important...

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Birth of the Renaissance Human, Part 2 –Renaissance Mentoring for Your Business

Posted on Mar 27, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Birth of the Renaissance Human, Part 2 –Renaissance Mentoring for Your Business

For more than a thousand years, and up until about six hundred years ago, the world was mired in the Dark Ages, a time of horrific plagues, religious wars between Christians and anyone non-Christian, and utter chaos. In the midst of this deep darkness a new age of art, music, and culture was being born. It marked the dawn of an explosion of creativity that gradually swept Europe; indeed the world will never be the same. Today a trip through Europe is profoundly a trip through that amazing period in our planet’s history. This “Renaissance” was...

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Want to Supercharge Your Business with Full Passion & Creativity? Renaissance Mentoring Starts Now

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Want to Supercharge Your Business with Full Passion & Creativity? Renaissance Mentoring Starts Now

I’m excited to announce a new program I’m launching today called RENAISSANCE MENTORING, designed for visionary entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders. My 35+ years in business as a CEO, entrepreneur, marketing and sales executive, mentor, coach and consultant, and my love of all things beautiful and transformative — music, dance, art, meditation — blend to create a unique, personalized program I’m delighted to offer for the first time. I call it Renaissance Mentoring because I’ve learned a lot about...

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Pull the Plug on Stress — this time with feeling!

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Pull the Plug on Stress — this time with feeling!

Pull the Plug on Stress — this time with feeling!

Recently I learned that the Harvard Business Review was planning to republish an article I wrote for them in 2003 entitled “Pull the Plug on Stress”. The reason was a new HBR OnPoint Magazine issue on the theme of “How to Be Productive—Without Burning Out.” Twelve years after the original publication of the piece, the HBR editors felt — and I agree! — that the message is even more timely and needed today. The article details how a burnt-out senior executive, whose health and performance were failing, utilized HeartMath...

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The Science of Why the Heart Matters in Business

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on The Science of Why the Heart Matters in Business

The Science of Why the Heart Matters in Business

I was privileged to speak at a powerful inspired conference in June 2015 called the Love Summit, a gathering of executives and organizational leaders at the headquarters of the legendary ad agency, Wieden + Kennedy. Organized by DreamChange and produced by the remarkable Samantha Thomas, it was an empowering memorable day for all of us who participated. I was privileged to lead a session on why the heart matters in business. Please share this link to the YouTube video for DreamChange....

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“Nothing happens unless first we dream.” — Carl Sandburg

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

“Nothing happens unless first we dream.” — Carl Sandburg

What silent wishes of your heart have never arrived in the bright sunshine of a vivid dream? What dreams in your heart have yet to come true? Carl Sandburg was so accurate when he said: “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” How could this profound statement change how you work with clients, with co-workers? How could it affect your attitude when you wake up in the morning? Have you given up on certain dreams in your life, believing they are unreachable? When I went through cancer surgery, then treatments to rebuild my immune...

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Imagination and art: the fountainhead of human experience, the birth of the renaissance human

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Imagination and art: the fountainhead of human experience, the birth of the renaissance human

Having had careers spanning publishing, biotech, nutrition, wellness, music, theater and art, I deeply believe and know in my bones that artistic expression and creative imaginings represent the highest manifestation of our humanity. What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? — Rollo May   Our culture believes and supports the opposite — that technology, science, and rational pursuits are supreme and must be most highly valued. While I enjoy business and know its power to...

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Beauty awakens the soul to act

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Beauty awakens the soul to act

I awoke again this morning as a stunning pastel sunrise formed over the Bay. I never tire of these glorious mornings, even when the sun is hiding behind fog or clouds. There is no question for me that “beauty awakens my soul to act.” Beauty inspires me to share my heart, share my feelings, to communicate deeply with myself as well as with others. Beauty uplifts me to that wondrous state called awe. Discovering, expressing and creating beauty is the reason I live. Whether it’s music, a gesture, a cloud, a sunrise, a smile, a...

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The Tracks We Leave Behind

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

The Tracks We Leave Behind

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” – American Indian Proverb I’ve thought a lot in recent months about the legacy I’m leaving, the tracks left behind by my life. I know that if my life ended now I would have left a lot to the world: the ground-breaking, soul-enriching work of HeartMath where I was a key contributor, spokesperson and executive for many years. The photos, images, thoughts and feelings I share through social media which many say is a steady source of inspiration and upliftment....

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